There's been successes and failures this year in the veg plot. The curly kale has done really well and is good in stir fries. It also looks great planted in the flower beds. I prefer to eat Kale 'Nero di Toscana' (as I prefer its texture to the curly leaf) but the slugs are eating it before I can. For some reason slugs don't bother with the curly kale (another perk).
Left: Kale Curly Scarlet, sown from seed indoor 8 April 2012 and planted out early June 2012.
|I'm finally getting a regular supply of courgettes. Blossom rot is still a problem and affecting many plants but also managing to harvest some.|
|The cherry tomatoes are starting to ripen. Soon I will have more than I can eat!|
|Above: The yield from 3 grow bags. This looks to be my worse year for potatoes. Pictured they aren't much bigger than golf ball size but will be eaten all the same.|
|The aubergine /eggplant are growing and growing. The colour seems to be stretching as the fruits grow.|
|Yellow Courgettes 'Soleil F1' didn't perform last year and aren't doing too great this year. They seem prone to blossom rot. The bigger one in the photo is looking good. It's about 1.5 inches long.|
|Another year of flowering broccoli for me. This is 'Annual Summer Sprouting'. It's planted in the flower bed so I'll leave it to flower rather than try harvesting.|
All of the plants above have been grown from seed. To view my seed list click - 2012 Seeds
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